Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and rose to prominence in 2006 as Sharpay Evans in the television film High School Musical. The High School Musical series included three films and the spin-off Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure (2011). Tisdale’s resultant popularity led her to sign a record deal with Warner Bros. Records in 2006. Her debut album, Headstrong (2007), was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and features the single “He Said She Said”. Two years later, Tisdale released her second studio album, Guilty Pleasure. In 2013, she announced plans to make music again and confirmed that she has been recording her third studio album.
From 2007 until 2015, Tisdale voiced Candace Flynn in Disney Channel’s three-time Emmy Award-winning animated series Phineas and Ferb. The cartoon quickly becameΆA television’s most-watched animated series among kids and tweens and has received critical acclaim. Her other roles have included Savannah Monroe in The CW’s television drama series Hellcats (2010–11), Jody Sanders in Scary Movie 5 (2013) and the title character of Hub Network’s animated series Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch (2013–present), for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2014.
Besides acting and singing, Tisdale has ventured into producing. After forming a production company in 2008, she began working as the executive producer on films and television series including the ABC Family television film Picture This (2008), the unscripted series Miss Advised (2013), and the comedy series Young & Hungry (2014).
Tisdale has supported various charitable organizations and causes during her career. She collaborated with the Make a Wish Foundation in 2008 by visiting sick children in hospitals and helping to raise funds for the organization. Tisdale is also a supporter of Habitat for Humanity, a charity devoted to building homes for people in need. She was scheduled to perform on Idol Gives Back 2008, along with her High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens. However, they were unable to appear due to their High School Musical 3: Senior Year filming schedule; they recorded a video from the film’s set to support the cause instead. She contributed to the A Very Special Christmas 7 album with her rendition of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”; proceeds from sales benefited the Special Olympics. Tisdale was a phone operator during Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, a charity telethon held on January 2010 to raise funds for seven non-profit organizations that carried out relief work in Haiti following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Tisdale volunteered for the “Get on the Bus” charity campaign in 2011, which was hosted by the television series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She helped to build a house for a family and later performed some of her songs to raise funds. In 2012, she became the face of Project Pink, a campaign launched by Puma SE to raise money for the research of breast cancer treatments. As part of the campaign, she visited Los Angeles’ BEST After School Enrichment Program at Pacoima Charter School in California and presented each child that attended with shoes, clothes, and gift cards. In 2013, Tisdale recorded her song titled “You’re Always Here” and later released it to digital stores as a charity single. During an interview with On Air with Ryan Seacrest, she confirmed that 30 percent of the proceeds of the song would go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In 2007, Tisdale appeared in promotional campaigns for Staples, T-Mobile, Toys “R” Us, and the Eckō Red clothing brand; the latter included a mall tour in the US, featuring performances in fashion shows. In 2008, she was the face of Degree Girl in the US; to promote the deodorant, she shot several commercials and covered five hit singles from the 1980s, including Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”. That year, Tisdale was paid $5.5 million for her work in films, television, and endorsement deals, leading her to being named number 17 in the Forbes’ High Earners Under 30 list, number 94 on the Forbes 2008 Celebrity 100 list, and number six on the Forbes’ Hollywood’s 10 Top-Paid Tweens list, a chart that listed actors whose work is directed to the 8-to-14-year-old demographic. In 2011, Tisdale joined the Got Milk? campaign. She was the face of Ocean Pacific in 2012, along with actress Sarah Hyland, in which they were required to pose for numerous shots wearing a variety of colorful bikinis. In 2014, she promoted the U.S. launch of Lindt HELLO chocolates by producing an episode of the online series It Started with HELLO. In September 2015, Tisdale was named creative director of Signorelli. She will be overseeing the creation of their spring 2017 sportswear line.
- An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
- A Bug’s Life (1998)
- Donnie Darko (2001)
- The Mayor of Oyster Bay (2002)
- Grounded for Life (2001)
- High School Musical (2006)
- Whisper of the Heart (2006)
- High School Musical 2 (2007)
- Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
- Picture This (2008)
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
- Aliens in the Attic (2009)
- Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure (2011)
- Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011)
- Scary Movie 5 (2013)
- Saving Santa (2013)
- Hellcats (2010)
- Birds of Paradise (2014)
- Playing It Cool (2014)
- Drive, She Said (2015)
- Charming (2016)
- Headstrong (2007)
- Guilty Pleasure (2009)
Awards and nominations
|2000||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Television Drama Series||Boston Public||Nominated|
|2006||Billboard Music Awards||Soundtrack Album of the Year||High School Musical (shared with cast)||Won|
|2006||Billboard Music Awards||Album of the Year||High School Musical (shared with cast)||Nominated|
|2006||American Music Awards||Best Pop Album||High School Musical (shared with cast)||Nominated|
|2006||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children’s Program||High School Musical (shared with cast and crew)||Won|
|2007||Nickelodeon UK Kids’ Choice Awards||Best TV Actress||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Won|
|2007||Premios Oye!||International Breakthrough Artist||Headstrong||Nominated|
|2007||American Music Awards||Soundtrack Favorite Album||High School Musical 2 (shared with cast)||Won|
|2008||Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards||Fave International TV Star||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Nominated|
|2009||MTV Movie Awards||Breakthrough Performance Female||High School Musical 3: Senior Year||Won|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Best Actress: Music/Dance||High School Musical 3: Senior Year||Nominated|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Summer: Movie Star-Female||Aliens in the Attic||Nominated|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice: Movie Music/Dance||High School Musical 3: Senior Year (shared with cast and crew)||Won|
|2009||Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica||Best New International Artist||Guilty Pleasure||Nominated|
|2014||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch||Nominated|
|2014||Young Hollywood Awards||Social Media Superstar||Herself||Won|
|2015||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Scene Stealer||Young and Hungry||Nominated|